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Edit: It's filling up nicely, now. Still looking for suggestions! Current rom file is attached in case anyone wants to look at it. Change the .txt extension to .bin after downloading.

 

 

So I'm anticipating the 512k Rom + 120k Grom cart might be working in the near future.

 

The idea is to use the first bank of Grom (40k at >9800) for XB v2.7, the second bank of Grom (40k at >9804) for the combined TI Writer/Editor Assembler no-disk-needed cart, and the third bank of Grom (40k at >9808) for the menu and loading code for all the EA5 programs stored in the 512k Rom. All the EA5 programs will be accessible from XB via a CALL as well as the main powerup menu, which I may just use GMENU for.

 

I've started putting together the EA5 file list and creating the Rom. There's a bunch of useful stuff there, but it only fills about 1/2 the space so far, and I've run out of ideas. The current configuration is listed below, and I'm welcome to any ideas as to which programs to add to it.

 

Gazoo

 

 

Bank Number Eprom Addr Write to CPU Address Contents

----------- ---------- -------- ----------- --------

 

1 >0000 >6000 >6000 XB v2.7 rom 1

2 >2000 >6002 >6000 XB v2.7 rom 2

3 >4000 >6004 >A000 Disk Utilities 1

4 >6000 >6006 >BFFA Disk Utilities 2

5 >8000 >6008 >DFF4 Disk Utilities 3

6 >A000 >600A >A000 Disk Manager 1000 1

7 >C000 >600C >BFFA Disk Manager 1000 2

8 >E000 >600E >A5CE Archiver 4 1

9 >10000 >6010 >C5C8 Archiver 4 2

10 >12000 >6012 >A000 Rag Assembler 1

11 >14000 >6014 >2000 Rag Assembler 2

12 >16000 >6016 >2000 Rag Linker 1

13 >18000 >6018 >A000 Rag Linker 2

14 >1A000 >601A >A000 Memory Editor

15 >1C000 >601C >2676 M-Copier

16 >1E000 >601E >A000 Chara1 Editor

17 >20000 >6020 >D000 Diskassembler 1

18 >22000 >6022 >E800 Diskassembler 2

19 >24000 >6024 >A000 Myarc Disk Manager 5 1

20 >26000 >6026 >BFFA Myarc Disk Manager 5 2

21 >28000 >6028 >DFF4 Myarc Disk Manager 5 3

22 >2A000 >602A >2000 Myarc Disk Manager 5 4

23 >2C000 >602C >A000 DM2K 1

24 >2E000 >602E >BFFA DM2K 2

25 >30000 >6030 >DFF4 DM2K 3

26 >32000 >6032 >2000 DM2K 4

27 >34000 >6034 >A000 DU2K 1

28 >36000 >6036 >BFFA DU2K 2

29 >38000 >6038 >DFF4 DU2K 3

30 >3A000 >603A >2000 DU2K 4

31 >3C000 >603C >A000 Format-It

32 >3E000 >603E >6000 Corcomp Diagnostics

33 >40000 >6040 >6000 Navarrone Disk Fixer

34 >42000 >6042 >A000 Backup Bit Remover

35 >44000 >6044 >A000 Sound FX

36 >46000 >6046 >A000 CF2K 1

37 >48000 >6048 >BFFA CF2K 2

38 >4A000 >604A >DFF4 CF2K 3

39 >4C000 >604C >2000 CF2K 4

40 >4E000 >604E >A000 RAG GPL Assembler 1

41 >50000 >6050 >2000 RAG GPL Assembler 2

42 >52000 >6052 >2000 RAG GPL Disassembler 1

43 >54000 >6054 >A000 RAG GPL Disassembler 2

44 >56000 >6056 >A000 CFHDXS 1

45 >58000 >6058 >BFFA CFHDXS 2

46 >5A000 >605A >DFF4 CFHDXS 3

47 >5C000 >605C >2000 CFHDXS 4

48 >5E000 >605E >A000 Mass Transfer 1

49 >60000 >6060 >BFFA Mass Transfer 2

50 >62000 >6062

51 >64000 >6064

52 >66000 >6066

53 >68000 >6068

54 >6A000 >606A

55 >6C000 >606C

56 >6E000 >606E

57 >70000 >6070

58 >72000 >6072

59 >74000 >6074

60 >76000 >6076

61 >78000 >6078

62 >7A000 >607A

63 >7C000 >607C

 

Change .txt extension to .bin after downloading.

ROM.txt

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I can't wait until we let this thing loose in the wild. Between the design that Ksarul did on the PCB, Tursi did in the Atmega GROM simulation, the 512K ROM part, and people putting stuff together like this... it's gonna be awesome.

 

+1, everyone. Great job!

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I'm thinking that I'd like to add a Binary<->Hex<->Decimal converter and a DV80<->DF128 file converter to the cartridge.

Anyone have EA5 versions of programs that do these things?

 

Thanks,

 

Gazoo

 

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I'd think about loading a GPL Assembler and a GPL Disassembler to it as well. . .

 

Want to post a copy of the ones you want to be included?

 

Gazoo

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I was thinking the three from Ryte Data--but I only have those on TI disks, not on a PC image (and I'm not set up for transfers at the moment). I forgot to mention the Linker in the first post. . .

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For those of us with nanoPEBs CF2K is an essential utility, and perhaps also CFHDXS?

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For those of us with nanoPEBs CF2K is an essential utility, and perhaps also CFHDXS?

 

Ok, there's room. Post a link or a disk image of the files you want loaded on the cart here, please.

The disk image with just the EA5 files would make things simpler.

 

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This is a neat little gadget. For a few bucks more, would you be willing to make custom carts? Some people have both Nano's and regular PEB's and they might want all these different programs in one cart, while others might not want a 'cluttered' cartridge with a bunch of stuff for a systems they do not have, or for applications they never intend to use. Also, some people might not be into programming, or want redundant programs, while others might want a couple of graphics programs. Are there any graphics programs under consideration that could display old TI-Artist, MAC or RLE pictures? There are also F18A user's that might prefer 80 column versions as well.

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Why XB v2.7?

Is that not just a version with XB Plot built in?

 

It also uses the GKXB mods to XB too.

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Why XB v2.7?

Is that not just a version with XB Plot built in?

 

It also uses the GKXB mods to XB too.

 

Because it's mine and I'm partial to it. :)

What's XB Plot? Never heard of it.

I think I used the press a key to bypass the DSK1.LOAD from the GKXB mods, but that's probably the only one.

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This is a neat little gadget. For a few bucks more, would you be willing to make custom carts? Some people have both Nano's and regular PEB's and they might want all these different programs in one cart, while others might not want a 'cluttered' cartridge with a bunch of stuff for a systems they do not have, or for applications they never intend to use. Also, some people might not be into programming, or want redundant programs, while others might want a couple of graphics programs. Are there any graphics programs under consideration that could display old TI-Artist, MAC or RLE pictures? There are also F18A user's that might prefer 80 column versions as well.

 

There's all kinds of possibilities as to what can go on one of these things. For now, I want to just try and get what I have in mind working. I'm sure others will put together different versions of what they want once the hardware all plays nice together.

 

Custom versions for individuals? Sure, that's possible. There are at least several people here with the skills to do that.

 

Gazoo

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What's XB2.7? I have XB 2.5 on emulator, is it a descendant of that?

 

Yes, one more command has been added in v2.7. CALL DSQD will format a 720k disk in drive 2.

 

Gazoo

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RXB please!

 

Nope. No more Grom space is available.

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For those of us with nanoPEBs CF2K is an essential utility, and perhaps also CFHDXS?

 

I've added CF2K and looked at CFHDX. There are 2 versions of that, P and S. Should I add both, or do they function the same?

 

Gazoo

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I'd think about loading a GPL Assembler and a GPL Disassembler to it as well. . .

 

Done.

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I've added CF2K and looked at CFHDX. There are 2 versions of that, P and S. Should I add both, or do they function the same?

 

Gazoo

 

S is for nanoPEB, P is for CF7. I'm only interested in the former.

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I've added CF2K and looked at CFHDX. There are 2 versions of that, P and S. Should I add both, or do they function the same?

 

Gazoo

 

Serial vs Parallel,, nano serial, cf7 parallel.. nobody is using the parallel version as it stopped working with the surface mount vers of the cf7 only the very oldest work right.. btw there are two versions of the serial version, one for 9902 and one for 16550 com1 version

 

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Serial vs Parallel,, nano serial, cf7 parallel.. nobody is using the parallel version as it stopped working with the surface mount vers of the cf7 only the very oldest work right.. btw there are two versions of the serial version, one for 9902 and one for 16550 com1 version

 

Greg

 

I could only find one version, v1.2, on Fred's website. So that's the one I used. Let me know if I need to change it.

 

Gazoo

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